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The Science of Storytelling – Part 2

The art of good storytelling as just as much about science and how our brain reacts to a story well told, to any perceived magic. But a really good narrator knows just what buttons to push to captivate an audience and leave it spellbound. Whether a storyteller knows what the scientific approach is to tell […]

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The Science of Storytelling – Part 1

Since the very first days when man could barely talk, stories have always been told, they grab us and take us in to another fantastical world. They also allow us to live sort of vicariously, that is by imagining the storytellers experience. Not everybody has the skill to narrate stories and keep their audiences captivated […]

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How Pixar Tells a Story

One of the great animated movie companies in the world is Pixar, and it is debatably one of the greatest storytellers of modern times. Because its visual action is dealt with by animation it opens the door for fantastic storylines that capture the imagination. Pixar understand how to move the emotions of its audiences, and […]

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How Stories are told in Different Parts of the World – Part 2

Storytelling differs all over the world and the way people relay their news and information can be delivered many different ways. In speech, song, dance and using props such as puppetry, we look at some of the vastly different ways that stories are told around the world. Rakugo The Japanese art of storytelling is called […]

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The Oldest Written Stories of History

Humans have been telling each other stories since, presumably, we first learned to speak. Our imagination endows us with great potential for the codifying idle thought into complex fantasy, that oftentimes seems as real as the physical world around us. These verbal stories, however entrancing, are now mostly lost to the mists of time. Ancient […]

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How Stories are told in Different Parts of the World – Part 1

For as long as man has tried to communicate with his fellow man, people have developed ways to relay information to one another as effectively as they can. And around the world for centuries different peoples have striven to get their stories and tales heard. The interesting thing about all this is that we don’t […]

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The Greatest Fables of All Time – Part 2

We continue on our literary journey to explore the greatest fables that have ever been written, in part one of this blog we looked at the great works by Kipling and Aesop. And we carry on flipping through the pages of fable history to uncover more great work. Joel Chandler Harris Joel Chandler Harris is […]

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The Greatest Fables of All Time – Part 1

The art of a really good storyteller is to capture the imagination of the reader or listener from the very first sentence. Then go on expanding their imagination into the realms of fantasy so everyone pictures the story differently in their own minds. Many great story tellers have written fables, and legendary names such as […]

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Public Speaking as Psychological Therapy

Storytelling, speeches and poetry performance are proven ways of reducing stress and anxiety. Public speaking is a great opportunity for people with mental health issues or long-term disorders to express their thoughts and feelings rather than suppressing them or sharing them online, which can worsen their condition. In the online world where the majority of […]

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Great Modern Storytellers

One of the oldest ways of relaying our history has been through storytelling, passing on valuable information in the form of a fable, a song or an epic poem. And in real terms storytelling has not altered that much since the beginning of time. Modern-day storytellers may use different communication methods to deliver their point, […]

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